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I would never use another lawyer in Philadelphia. When Brian Fishman took our sons case we felt like our lives were crashing down around us. Our son had a criminal drug case in Philadelphia but was also in trouble in another city. A bad outcome of this case could cause terrible long-term repercussions there. The case in Philadelphia turned out exactly as we hoped, but didn't believe would. Every time we communicated with Brian, we always felt like he had my son’s best interest at heart. He guided us expertly through the path we wanted to explore with the case, and never made my son feel like a terrible person. He was very honest about the case and didn't try to rush us through the process. Whenever we spoke with Brian we felt like a 1000 pound weight was lifted off of our shoulders. He is very smart, professional, responsive and an excellent lawyer, but also has a wonderful way with clients--and that made all the difference for our son. We came to Brian at the lowest point in our son’s life. We were lucky to find him and lucky he accepted the case. I truly believe he is one of a few people who came into our lives at that time who helped our son turn his life around. We have nothing but the highest praise for Brian Fishman.
Brian M. Fishman is by far the best who's ever done his job he knows exactly what he's doing and kept me informed the entire time he was representing me. Not only was I impressed by the outcome of my case but I was impressed by how much he knew about everything he was talking about. I'd highly recommend him to represent anyone who needs a defense attorney. He's amazing at his job!
I don't know where to begin to tell you all of the wonderful things about this particular attorney. I met Brian Fishman under very stressful circumstances, my fiance had been arrested for aggravated assault, and I had no idea what to do or where to go. Mr. Fshman was compassionate, empathetic and very personable. He was the total opposite of what I was always told an attorney was.He didn't rush me through the process and he never made me feel like any question was to small. Brian Fishman is an attorney with integrity and morals and still is quite successful in the legal process. He worked very hard for us and he was always available to us. This case is no different from the many many other cases he has taken and won. We are eternally grateful for meeting, hiring and working with the best criminal defense attorney in the state of PA. If you are in need of an upstanding, knowledgeable, professional, personable and hard working criminal defense attorney, stop your search. You've found him!
From our first conversation I was at ease after talking with Brian. He is up front, honest and down to earth; however, he is extremely knowledgeable in the practice of law. I understood every thing he told me and I was never misled. I would recommend him to anyone at anytime. His response time is impeccable. He is an authentic genuine good person. In one word he is exquisite.
My husband and I hired Brian a year ago my husband was facing a felony charge and Brian fought to get it down to a misdemeanor . He was honest and kept us informed on all aspects of his case.always showed up on time . Always answered calls and emails .we were never nervous of any outcome our trust was always in him and god that this would be resolved ! We would recommend Brian to anyone that needs a good trustworthy attorney ! God bless you Brian may you always remain down to earth !
Brain Fisherman handled a case for my son about 1-2 years ago, Brain was up front with us we knew exactly what my son was facing, he's honest, He takes his time with you all questions are answered, he responds to e-mails,texts and phone calls right away. He has a way of making you feel comfortable and you get gut honest with him. You know once you leave his office he's going to fight for you with all he has.You feel relieved once you talk to him. My son was going in to do a state sentence and Brian fought for him as if he was on the streets. My wife still stays in contact with him. If you have a issue talk to him before you hire another lawyer and if you have hired someone go talk with him you can't go wrong. Hopefully we never need him again but if so I wouldn't think twice about using him.
Brian M. Fishman is a very skillful, diligent, and intelligent lawyer who is honest and straightforward with his clients throughout the entire litigation process. All he asks is that you tell him EVERYTHING. From there, he works hard to get you the best possible result for your case. He keeps you well-informed and updated of what’s going on throughout your case.
Brian is the complaining witness’ worst nightmare. A lot of the BS in my case was exposed at the preliminary hearing upon Brian’s thorough cross-examination of the witness. Character assessment, inconsistent statements, and evidence that somehow missed the discovery were communicated to the prosecutors’ office in the duration of the hearings leading up to trial. Months passed, and I was convinced the case was going to trial. That was until Brian called me days before my last pre-trial hearing, and informed me that the DA would be withdrawing all of the charges after reviewing his communications with them! The charges, which upon conviction would have placed me behind bars for up to ~50 years, were indeed withdrawn. The verdict then translated into subsequent victory in family court against a Protection From Abuse order for the same charges in the same day!
I highly recommend Brian Fishman as a criminal defense lawyer to anyone charged with crimes in the Greater Philadelphia area.
I wouldn't hire another attorney for a Philadelphia criminal matter after working with Brian Fishman. He was not only my boyfriend's attorney but he became a part of the family while my boyfriend dealt with two cases.
I hired Mr. Fishman to represent my boyfriend for a gun possession case in Philadelphia. At the time, he had an open drug case but I had hired another attorney. Despite the fact that police recovered a gun off my boyfriend and he gave police a statement admitting possession, Mr. Fishman had the case dismissed after the officer testified at the preliminary hearing.
After seeing his work on the gun case, I switched attorneys and hired Mr. Fishman for my boyfriend's drug case. Things looked bleak as the case was very difficult and we weren't getting the answers we wanted from our other attorney. My boyfriend was facing a mandatory minimum of 3 years of state incarceration. Mr. Fishman took on the case and even though he was up front that it would be a difficult case to defend against, he got the DA to agree to a 9 month sentence followed by probation! I couldn't believe that he pulled that out. Thank you so much Mr. Fishman for all of your help and if I know anyone who needs an attorney in Philadelphia, you will be the first person they call :-)
We were strongly referred to Brian and found out why. He is a fantastic attorney. Our adult son had 2 drug charges. Brian took the case at a flat and very reasonable price, helped convince him to go away to rehab, extended the court cases until he could demonstrate that rehab was complete and effective, had had the case WITHDRAWN and our son's record EXPUNGED. Our son NEVER had to face a judge despite 2 heroin charges.
This took 7 months, seemingly countless emails and calls, and Brian never asked for more money. In fact it never seemed he worried about the money.
Very sincere, responsive, exceptionally competent and knowledgeable, very understanding. Bright spot in a dark time while our son continued working through his problems. As a criminal defense atorney, there is no one better than Brian Fishman!
After 17 years an old case came back to haunt me and would have destroyed a life I worked so hard to create for myself, but Brian was not going to let that happen. From the moment I met Brian I knew I was in excellent hands! His kind and caring demeanor made me feel so comfortable, like we had known eachother for years. I was facing very serious felony charges and Brian got me ARD! Brian saved my life and I am eternally greatful! If you ever find your fate in the hands of the court, do not hesitate to call him!